How to grow Sternbergia lutea

Sternbergia lutea growing geophyte of the genus Sternbergia also known as Lily of the field, Sternbergia lutea is perennial plant summer deciduous and used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves are narrow and grow in groups linked together.

Sternbergia lutea flower

Flower color is yellow there are 6 petals with 6 yellow stamens, flower start to grow in the first rains, after this the leaves start to grow.

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How to grow Sternbergia lutea growing and care:

Dry summer or take the bulbs out of the ground, sandy soil, well drain soil, don’t let weeds grow

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulb

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need dry summer

Planting season:
Summer, autumn, winter

Pests and diseases:
Snail, slugs

Pruning season:

How to prune:
When all the leaves are dry, prune all

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Flower color yellow there are 6 petals with 6 yellow stamens

Thinning the bloom:
Wind and rain

Scientific name:

Sternbergia lutea

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